Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
children forced her to delay her education and in 1959, at the age of 40, when she thought she had enough to graduate from san jose state, she was told she fell a little bit short, one course short. by that point, she had to raise her family and never went back to college. >> because i know how much she valued education, how hard she had worked and i knew that she had attempted several times to finish. >> reporter: as the that's why her youngest daughter wanted to do something for her mom. she contacted san jose state and asked for a letter recognizing her mother's love for life-long learning. san jose state reviewed olive's economic record and concluded she had enough to graduate. but instead they awarded her a diploma, a bachelor's degree in home economics backdated to august 28, 1989. >> just the thing to prove i did it right, but, you know, it doesn't, i won't go out and get a job or try. >> i'm real excited. it's just a recognition of everything that she's worked for and everything that she's done for us, for her family. >> reporter: while earning the diploma can mean better economic
Oct 10, 2012 11:30pm PDT
.com. >>> supporters of a number of initiatives, including the governor's tax hike to support education. ♪ [ music ] those who took part in the so- called vigil for the votes are encouraging voters to support proposition 30. that's the governor's temporary tax increase proposal. in addition, they are also calling on voters to approve prop 36, which would modify the three strikes law to keep nonviolent offenders to being sentenced to prison. they also want voters to approve prop 34, which would end the death penalty. >>> a man accused of kidnapping, and sexually assaulting a young girl pleaded not guilty in a san mateo county court today. prosecutors say he walked on park side elementary school on september 21 and grabbed a girl from the bathroom. they say he carried her off campus, where he assaulted her. dna evidence prompted them to arrest him. >>> the fallout from the highly publicized ordeal is not over. ktvu's rob roth tells us now the district attorney is asking mirkarimi to excuse himself. >> i'm calling upon ross mirkarimi to recuse himselfs from the duties in his office to the custody, su
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. and also found being married and having a college education increases lakely hood a person will read the label autos you can work out while reading. too. >> and there is a big playoff hit. barry zito. >> yes. >>> coming up at 6:00 a little relief at the pump and how much prices dropped today and how long it could be until they come down. and also, cured meat movement. how you can get in on it and make your own salami. >> thank you very much. >> and a giant scooter made it to almost every corner of san francisco tonight. extending hours for fans to watch the home team play the reds. >> good stuff. today's showing courtesy of barry skpeeto and his team. >> yes. he worked out last minute plans so guests can see him take the mound in that game. >> the staff were fast to stream the game live. >> guests eating could watch the game right up to the final moment. it was a great gesture and a great time for them. >> great game, oh, my goodness. >> go, a's. >> all right. that is going to do it for us for how. world news is coming up next. >> from all of us here, thanks for watching.
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
was attacked and shot by extremists who don't want girls to have an education, and don't want girls to speak for themselves and don't want girls to become leaders. >> the young girl now injured has been blogged and you see video of her from before. she's been blogging about life under the taliban since she was just 11. the terror group has not only aid mitted to shooting her, it says it will try to kill her if she survives. >>> investigators are trying to figure how the a man made it to l.a. from japan with weapons. he was stopped on friday after customs officers noticed he was wearing a bulletproof vest under his coat. a search of his suitcase found weapons that included a smoke grenade, a hatchet, knives, billy clubs, and a gas mask. he was on his way to boston from japan when he was stopped in l.a. he refuses to say what he planned to the weapons. so far there's no link to terrorism. >>> one day after disgraced jerry sandusky learned he will lose his freedom likely for the rest of his life, sandusky learned he's also losing his pension. pennsylvania's public employee pension moved to revo
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
's go, oakland! >> and the educated guess, they're still partying right now. a walk-off win has a's fans thinking all about the a.l. championship. >> get them some hot tea this morning. there's more celebrating to do. >>> also across the bay in san francisco this morning, we're thinking of the giants as well. we've got your coverage on this thursday, october 11th. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning to you and thanks for joining us. 5:30. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm jon kelly. good morning, everybody. she disappeared way back in the '80s, missing now for 24 years. this morning there's a possible break in the case of missing hayward girl michaela garecht. christie smith is live in hayward with what police are saying could after all these years finally lead them to michaela. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. when this happened, this really shook the bay area. a 9-year-old girl goes to a neighborhood market here in hayward with her friend. she just wanted to get some candy and some soda. outside of the store, a man snatched her into a car. that was 24 yea
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. >>> live drive-time traffic. we have a problem in san francisco. westbound 80 right at the 101 split. there is an injury accident blocking that fast lane. the fire department is still there along with chp. a couple of cars got into it. they're hooking up vehicles to tow trucks. this could have an affect on the bay bridge. so hearing this you might want to get out here. the bay bridge is light but it could change without one lane blocked on west 80. 7:42. let's go back to the desk.
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
to the economy, what will we do as the president and vice president want to do by strengthening education and bringing the manufacturing jobs back from overseas or do it like mitt romney, tax breaks for the wealthy and building the economy from the top. >> all right. how much pressure has the first debate put on vice president biden's shoulders tomorrow? >> i look forward to talk watch the vice president tomorrow. he is eager to do it. i guess he will have to be on the toes, and you see what mitt romney did is congressman ryan walk away from the positions he has held in the campaign and give a much, much different and softer image for the american people. >> we will all be watching. thank you, robert gibbs, for your time. reminder to watch the vice presidential debate right here tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. on nbc. >>> and a colorado couple is speaking out for the first time since the disappearance of their 10-year-old daughter. miguel al guerlguerra has more this. >> this morning the family opens up since the police investigation. >> reporter: at a park where she often played, more than 1,000 o
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a preference too on how it feels on their skin. >> you even do fun experiments to educate them, for example? >> i do. you take a piece of colored construction paper, put it outside for a couple hours, you put a key, some objects on it and they can see how the sun fades it. and it's a good way to show them that there are these powers at work we can't see. >> well, it's great advice, it's great to read about your journey. glad you're doing so well today. >> thank you. >>> and coming up next, a live performance from ellie. but first this is "toda ♪ >>> the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> british singer/song writer ellie goulding performed at the duke and duchess of cambridge wedding. now she's out with her second album. good to see you. so i spent some time reading about you last night. and you said every interview you've done for the last two years has been about one subject. because i want you to like me, i'm not even going to mention it. so let's just talk about you. you were one of the only, the only british singer to win the two most prestigious newcomer aw